“Let’s have our own Olympic events today,” Petey said one Saturday afternoon.
“Good idea,” said Gizmo.
“I want to run a 50 yard dash,” said Misty.
“Let’s get the events organized,” instructed Chip.
After a few minutes, the kittens had their backyard setup for their events.
The first event was the four legged race. Petey and Misty teamed up against Gizmo and Chip.
Each team had one front leg and one back leg tied to their partners. Both teams lined up on the starting line, and then took off. Both teams moved slowly as they tried to find their rhythm. Chip and Gizmo stumble after a few steps, and had trouble getting back up.
Petey and Misty had found a steady pace and made their way across the yard without stumbling, and were the first to cross the finish line.
After untying their legs, the four decided to try a tug of war game next. This time, Gizmo and Misty teamed up against Chip and Petey.
Getting the rope in their teeth, both teams started pulling on the rope. Chip and Petey got a quick tug in right off, that caught Misty and Gizmo off guard. They stumbled forward a few steps, before recovering and pulling consistently back. Despite Chip and Petey’s quick hard tugs, they still skidded forward until they crossed the centerline.
“Yeah, good game everyone,” Gizmo cheered giving Misty a high five.
After a quick water break, the four kittens lined up at the far end of the yard for the final event, the fifty yard dash.
All four kittens took off in a rush. They stayed neck and neck for the first half of the yard. Then Chip and Misty started pulling away from Petey and Gizmo. In the last quarter of the yard, Chip pulled ahead of Misty, and kept his lead to the finish line.
“Yeah, that was so much fun,” Chip cheered.
“We should come up with more events next weekend,” Misty suggested.
“Yeah, it keeps me in shape,” said Gizmo.
“It was perfect weather for it today. Thanks for playing today,” Petey said.
The four siblings cleaned up the yard and headed inside, happily exhausted from the afternoon’s events.